• FDA Managing Director Sounds Stern Warning Against Wildlife Market

    The Managing Director of the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) has sounded a stern warning against wildlife trade in the country terming such behavior as unwholesome as it undermines the doctrine of the protection of wildlife. Mr. C. Mike Doryen said it was unfortunate that wildlife market was being commonly practiced in Monrovia against the law […]

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  • Special Feature : Reclaiming FDA’s Autonomy Is A Welcomed Step

    Appointed by President George Weah lately to head the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) as part of the ongoing national restructuring process being fostered by the head of state, Mr. C. Mike Doryen has mounted the podium of the entity with the pledge to give FDA the desired new dawn that would witness a vibrant and […]

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  • FDA Bids Farewell To 44 Retirees – Honors them for devoted services

      At least forty four (44) retired employees of the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) have been duly honored for their committed services rendered over the years to the Liberian government while in the employ of the institution (FDA). At an elaborate ceremony to commemorate the occasion October 27, 2017, the FDA management described the retirees […]

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  • Liberia Presents R-Package Self-Assessment Report to FCPF

    Liberia has presented a Participatory Self -Assessment and Synthesis of its R-Package (Readiness Package) at the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Participants Committee and participants Assembly meeting in Luang Prabang, Laos. The presentation by Liberia was stratified into four components including REDD+ Integration and Alignment with national development agenda, Liberia’s R-Package Assessment and progress, Participants […]

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  • Vigorous Rebirth Process Begins At SPU – Five-year Strategic Plan package Unveiled

    The Strategic Planning Unit (SPU) at the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) is expected to earn desired gains consistent with its renewed mandate in the wake of the new framework and dispensation. With a five-year strategic plan being considered and carved by local and international consultants, SPU has now become an institutional peddler to drive the […]

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  • Africa: Independent forest monitoring to boost transparency

      27 June 2017, Accra, Ghana – Independent forest monitoring by civil society can improve transparency and help strengthen checks on illegality in the forest sector in Africa, an international conference heard last month in Accra. Over 70 experts from ten countries including Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Liberia, Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of […]

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  • President Sirleaf Seeks Advance Training for Young Liberians

    Washington, D.C.: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called on Texas Instruments (TI), a leading global technology company, to afford young Liberians aspiring for a profession in technology the opportunity to benefit from the company’s training programs. According to a dispatch from Washington, President Sirleaf made the call on June 29, 2017, when she visited the […]

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  • Communities benefit at last from Liberia’s money trees

    It’s a myth that money doesn’t grow on trees — a glance at any timber baron’s bank balance would confirm that. But for people living near tropical forests it has long been clear that when money flows to logging companies, there is little left behind for local development. Now, in Liberia, that is all changing, […]

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  • EU and Liberia aim to intensify VPA implementation

    Representatives of the EU and Liberia have identified ways to boost implementation of their Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA), which aims to address illegal logging, improve forest governance and promote trade in legal timber products. The 5th meeting of the EU-Liberia VPA Joint Implementation Committee took place in Monrovia on 5-7 April. It focused on reviewing […]

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  • Government through FDA-RIU Presents transport equipment to EPA -to enhance sustainable Forest Management

    The Government of Liberia through the Forestry Development Authority with support from the Government of Norway and the World Bank Monday 8th May presented transport equipment including a fleet of vehicles and motorcycles to the Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA), under the Liberia Forest Sector Project, (LFSP) under component one of the Liberia Forest Sector Project […]

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